37th Annual Midwest Musky Classic Results

15 Oct

Midwest Musky Classic Fun in Phelps

We had so much fun with this year’s musky fishing tournament! We had 119 participants who registered 18 fish during the 37th annual Midwest Musky Classic fishing tournament. The tournament took place October 6th, 7th & 8th and included 4 lakes – North Twin, South Twin, Lac Vieux Desert, and Big Sand Lake. Most participants call Wisconsin home, but three other states sent a musky fisherman to Phelps, including Georgia, Illinois and Indiana.

With some past year’s only seeing 3 registered catch and releases, 2017 matched the catches from last year and had those of us that didn’t even see a fish excited. A big thank you goes out to our volunteer judges – Sunrise Lodge, Tom (Thunder Bay), Robbie (Hillside), Glen (Darton’s Twin Pine Resort), and Ron (Big Sand Lake) and all of the volunteers and sponsors that helped make this tournament possible.

But now for the news you have all been waiting for…the winners are…

1st – Brandon Lewandowski – Big Sand 47.75
3rd – Barry Van Groll – Lac Vieux Desert – 46.25
2nd – Jay Rosenbecker – Lac Vieux Desert – 46.5

1st place/Big Fish Friday – 47 ¾” on Big Sand – Brandon Lewandowski from West Bend, Wisconsin
• $1200 and Lax Replica PLUS Big Fish of the Day $595

2nd place/Big Fish Saturday – 46 ½” on Lac Vieux Desert – Jay Rosenbecker from Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
• $800 PLUS Big Fish of the Day $595

3rd place/Big Fish Sunday – 46 ¼” on Lac Vieux Desert – Barry Von Groll from Appleton, Wisconsin
• $600 PLUS Big Fish of the Day $595

Pictured below with the winners is the 2016 1st place winner, Jacob Munes with his 48 1/4 inch replica created by Lax Reproductions of Conover.

All Registered Muskies were successfully released!

Here’s the rest of the weekend’s catches:
• 37 – LVD – Gary Ederer
• 37 1//2 – LVD – Butch Vandernberg
• 37 1/2 – LVD – Eric Van Asten
• 39 – LVD – Zachary Juhay
• 39 3/4 – LVD – Jeff Schumacker
• 39 3/4 – LVD – Don Grant
• 40 – LVD – Rober Juhay
• 40 1/8 – LVD – Don O’Brien
• 43 – North Twin – Matt Lenss
• 43 1/2 – LVD – Dean VanderWielen
• 44 – LVD – Tom Van Asten
• 46 – LVD – Tony Kalupa
• 46 – LVD – Kevin Brinkman
• 46 – LVD – Eric Munes
• 46 1/8 – LVD – Kurt VanderWielen

Thank you to Our Sponsors!

We hope to see you in Phelps for the 38th Annual Midwest Musky Classic fishing tournament on October 5, 6, and 7th!

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